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now good morning maryland at 9:00. >> good thursday morning and thanks for joining us on good morning maryland at 9:00. jamie is off this morning, he'll be back tomorrow. he is missing out because a study out of the uk came up with the results of men and dancing and the attractiveness to women. we are going to find out exactly what they found and if it really matters whether or not you have the right move. it's thursday morning, so the doctor will be here talking about pets and answering your questions. so if you have a question about your dog or cat, call us, high school get it answered. another exciting, we have some guests, so good morning to them. we also have guests from fort mchenry, which is a gem that we care about so much in this community. so we will talk about the star spangled weekend. all of that is coming up this weekend and of course we are going to go live from the aquarium to find out the new name of the baby puffin. first, we want to get to today's hot topic. is it inspiring or in bad
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taste? a rock musical is raising eyebrows. it's called clear blue tuesday and based on a september 11 attacks. >> i can't ever forget. i don't know what else to do. ♪ [ music ] >> it just came back on. >> all right, this is a little clip from the rock musical. some are critical of the idea of a movie musical based on 9/11, saying it is too soon to put a pop sound track to the most horrific terrorist attack. the author of the musical argues that it's a great way to come to grips with the tragedy.
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the musical takes place over the course of seven tuesdays in september. starting on september 11, 2001, and ending in 2007. it follows 11 men and women dealing with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. how it affected their work, their relationships, their mental well being and in one case, their physical health. we want to know what you think. we want your two cents. on our facebook fan page, is a rock musical about the terrorist attacks of september 11 in bad taste? nia says i would probably watch it, but i won't enjoy it. lisa weighed in, too. i don't think i can form an opinion until i watched it. i would give it a chance. if you would like to share your two cents, just head to our facebook fan page. we'll share some of those communities throughout this morning's show. >> now the forecast certified
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most accurate. >> we are dealing with a gorgeous day. you woken up, you have seen all the sunshine out there. we are dealing with dry air and also we are dealing with some very windy, gusty breezes for today as well. in the meantime, yesterday we reached 92. we were in the 90s once again. 91 into philly and we were cooler back into altoona and pittsburgh. the reason being is that cold front hit that area, but we didn't feel it until the overnight into today. temperatures right now coming in at 66 into baltimore, still on the cooler side back into pittburg and also into altoona. check out charleston and new york is at 66 degrees and richmond coming in at 69 degrees. this is the story for today. here's the dry air, baltimore 47 for a dew point. when you get in the 40s, you are talking about dry air. 50s we are comfortable and when you hit the 70s, you are feeling o prezzive and that's what they are feeling down
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south. as you check out the winds, they have been picking up all morning long. more of the same into dc. frederick around 13. winchester at 13. hagerstown coming in at 10. these are sustained. we have gusts as we go throughout the day up to 25 to 30 miles an hour. now you couple that with the wind and then we have the dry air, that's enhancing our risk for fire danger once again. no open burning across the area, please. we have this canadian die. we have that cool air and on the other side of that front, dealing with warm and very humid air. as we check out what's going on in the tropics, watch when i stand over this way. we have igon, not doing much. it's not a threat to the u.s., definitely going to keep you updated on this information. as we look at the forecast as we roll into friday and also saturday, still plenty of sunshine in the forecast. things looking pretty good and
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we still have a 78 degrees, yeah, that's what i'm forecasting for today. mostly sunny, mild, and breezy and as we jump into tonight, it will be on the cooler side once again, coming in at 56 degrees, mostly clear and cool and by tomorrow, that temperature at 77, sunny, still mild, and still on the breezy side. i checked with that seven-day forecast, we need some rain in the forecast and things start to improve again. more sunshine. megan. >> all right, thanks linette. we have a consumer alert to pass on. just released its latest test results for car booster seats for kids. over all the results are good. thaw are highly rated seats. however, ty january nay tells us the seats reveal some important information that every parent needs to know before they strap in their young children. >> when it comes to booster seats, parents have dozens of
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products to choose from. >> the problem is there is no standard for how a booster seat should work. a particular booster will work with their kid in their vehicle. >> why does fit matter? the case of a crash, an improperly fitted booster seat could lead to serious injuries or death. the safety belt fit 72 different pooser seats. they used a crash dust dummy. >> the way we evacuate is how well they position lap and shoulder belts. >> 21 booster seats were rated best bet. a big increase over last year's results. one of the institute's best bets is the harmony secure comfort deluxe. >> you can see that the lap belt lies flat across the upper thighs, not here on the stomach. the belts are in good position to provide protection in a crash. >> researchers found eight of
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the booster seats did not meet their standards, including the 65. >> the lap belt is too high on the stomach. what will cause comfort issues, the child is able to wog l out. >> the rest of the booster seats fell somewhere in the middle. the institute determined most fit well across the lap, but not over the shoulder. so what should parents do if their booster seat is not recommended? researchers recommend that you test the seat out to see that it fits in the right places to make sure it's safe to use. diana, abc news, los angeles. well ocean city thought those lasers being pointed at people along the board walk that they were a problem to people. they put a ban on it. they said it was too dangerous. however, hear why pilots say those same laidsers are a dangerous problem to them while they are flying around
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baltimore skies. and for those struggling to get that night, there are plenty of options. today we look at how invitro helps one local family. you have been voting for the past two weeks on a new name for a baby porks ffin and we have the envelope right here to determine what you selected. we have it all coming up. abc2 works for the community. a proud partner for maryland's race for the cure.
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you're watching the station that works for you. good morning maryland at 9:00. >> thanks for joining us on this thursday morning. you're looking at a live picture. gorgeous sunshine out there and we will go down live to the inner harbor and check in with sherrie johnson. find out what that puffin is all about. for now, we want to hear about health news. the massachusetts department of health released a study that shows more than 1/3 of students are either overweight or classified as obese. the study looked at 110 students in the first, fourth, seventh, and tenth grade. nearly 17% of those students were overweight, the others are obese. other health news this morning, when getting pregnant doesn't happen naturally, it can be hard.
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many couples turn to ivf to have a baby. abc2 news, linda so tells us how it helps one couple overcome infertility. >> there's never a dull moment with twins. these two-year-olds are into everything. >> life has never been the safe. >> life wasn't always this way for rebecca. it took a while for her to get pregnant. >> i had a feeling was off. i didn't know what it was. >> after trying for a while, rebecca and her husband knew it was time to see a doctor. rebecca was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. >> you don't know exactly what is wrong, so you don't exactly know how to fix it. >> her doctor recommended ivf. a women's eggs are fertilized with sperm outside the womb and
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the embryo is implanted inside the uterus. >> a 50/50 chance of pregnancy. patients over 43 expect a 5% chance of success. >> can you give him a kiss? >> it paid off for rebecca when she found out she was pregnant with twins. >> i kind of knew. i had a weird dream beforehand and so i knew that something had happened. something good had happened. >> it's the good that comes with having two little ones around. family now complete with plenty to smile about. linda so, abc2 news. and tomorrow on good morning maryland at 9:00, we are going to look at adoption and how it was the right choice for one family looking to make a difference. again that's tomorrow. all right, it is 9:13 right now and we are counting down the days for maryland's race for the cure. this year it's a little bit earlier. it's set for sunday, october 3 in hunt valley. hopefully the weather will be cooperative. abc2 news will be live on the air to broadcast that event on
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sunday from 7:00 in the morning until 9:00 in the morning. if you would like to register, we would love it if you joined us. head to our website, look at the top of the page. you'll see a lifestyle tab. click on that and you'll see think pink, click on that, and you can register. we want to go back to your two cents on our hot topic. we asked you is a rock musical about the terror attacks of september 11 in bad taste? they would have to capture the horror and sadness of that day. i don't think many people would like to relive that moment, let alone as a musical. if you'd like to weigh in and share your two cents, head to our wmar facebook fan page, leave your comments and we'll share them throughout this morning's show. you may remember if you were watching, we introduced you to the cutest new edition to the aquarium.
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now 2 1/2 months old. today we find out what his name is going to be. it's a good morning maryland at 9:00 exclusive and we talk to abc2 news, sherrie johnson. she is live at the aquarium with a big announcement and a big puffin next to you. >> good morning, megan. i'm so excited right now. that's right, in a few moments we are going to announce the new name of the new baby puffin. this is an exciting time. this is the second successful hatch of a baby puffin here at the aquarium and he's just 11 weeks old and so cute. you know, for the past two weeks, we asked the public to join in and vote online or text the name that you would like to see him named and i'm told that they had over a thousand votes. in just a few moments, we'll tell you what you picked. right now, you can see i have a puffin here. not the baby, but a puffin. this is lori smith here at the
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aquarium. good morning. >> hi. >> this is so exciting. i can't wait. you know, tell me about the breeding process. >> well, puffins lay one egg per year. they usually lay their egg in a nest burro or rock crevace in the wild. this little guy was incubated for 37 days. the parents take care of the chick for a period of 5 to 7 weeks and then the chick emerged and came out. a little curious at a time and now he is fully fledged, fully feathered. out in the exhibit. he looks wonderful. he's in the water all the time. the public can see him any day they come to visit us. >> is he comfortable? >> he's doing great. i think he is very, very curious. he loves to look at the people that walk by. he loves to play in the exhibit with all the other items that
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are in the exhibit. >> wow, and let's talk a little bit about some of the names and some of the choices. we had over 1,000 people that voted and took time to pick a name. let's start with the names. we had al. >> we had al, that's short for allison. we also had cres, which is a name that was chosen for the starter or founder of project puffin, which is run through the society of the names. we also had phil, which is greek for the greek word,philos for love. another name we had was cliff because he lives in the sea cliff exhibit on level 4 and the last name was vinnie, and that name was chosen because his parents names are victor and vickson. >> now it's time for the moment you have all been waiting for. you have the envelope here. let's let lori open that up.
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which name did they vote to name the new baby puffin oh, vinnie. that's a nice name. vinnie it is. vinnie will be the new name of the new baby. that's actually pretty catchy. and you said that actually comes from his parents name. >> right. they all start with v now. >> wonderful. what a nice name. all right. you like that. all right, so there you have it, folks, that's what you voted on. that's what his new name is going to be. reporting live, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. thanks sherrie. i can't help but say,yo vinnie. stay with us, tomorrow is purple friday. and monday is the start of the ravens season, so coming up, we are going to hear from the newest raven about why he is excited to join the team and why he is impressed with quarterback, joe flacco. : storm gear and promotional
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consideration provided by l.l. bean. mshore every night only takesn an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no.
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no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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listen, if you are trying to find a job in this tough economy, we would love to help you out. we are working for you every single wednesday. on good morning maryland at 9:00, we will put three video resumes on the air. if you would like to see yours,
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e-mail us at best we call you to come in. take the 20 second video pitch and put that not only on the air, but on our website. and speaking of looking for work. next person we will introduce you after losing his job with the seattle seahawks, well it only took tj haushmandzadeh one day to find a job. abc2 news, lamont williams says he is getting used to his new team and gearing up for game day. >> as tj haushmandzadeh was gearing up, no one could help but notice the smile on his face. he went from a 7th round draft pick to a starter. they became one of the most dangerous duos in the game. tj left the bengals and signed with seattle playing for one season before they released him this past weekend. for tj, there was no reason to smile. but as the old saying goes, one man's trash is another man's
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treasure. the ravens find him. >> it's refreshing to be -- to go from the situation i was in and to come here is refreshing. >> tj admits his first day in the ravens uniform was weird, in a good way. >> i try my helmet on and it was a little weird. i'm not a person that really likes change. i am starting to realize that about myself, but sometimes change is better. >> haushmandzadeh says as a child growing up in poverty, he was taught valuable life lessons the hard way. he has a great appreciation for the nfl and the way he plays the game. >> i shouldn't even be here. i never graduated from high school. you know, i'm not supposed to be here. i play one year of football my whole life before i went to college. i went to college and there were times where i had to literally -- we had nothing to eat in the house.
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i'm 14 years old, i'm taking care of everybody. my momma, my older sister, my two younger brother. they all relied on me. >> in and out ravens will rely on him to put up as many big games as many letters as he has in his name. >> you can throw the ball though. you know, like playing with carson again almost. >> that's enough to bring back the smile. at the council in owens mills -- >> for them to accept me and want me on the team. >> i'm lamont williams. abc2 news. >> on monday night, the ravens will take on the new york jets in new jersey and tomorrow of course is purple friday. it kicks off, all the excitement gearing up for opening game. all right, stay with us. it may seem like a harmless prank, but laser pointers can be a matter of life and death. law enforcement in our area throughout the state take aim at laser pointers. why fun and games can become a
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game of life and death when they're in the wrong hands. >> plus, it's a matter in times to celebrate the star spangled banner. the star spangled weekend is coming up. we get a preview at fort mchenry and why it's the perfect place to take your entire family. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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now good morning maryland at 9:00. >> fun and games can become a matter of life and death when people target their aircraft with laser pointers. it's hard to believe, but last month, ocean city, they banned the sale of laser pointers to minors after someone took aim at a medivac chopper. pilots from law enforcement agencies throughout the state are now pointing out how potentially deadly those lasers can be when flying. >> when they climb aboard these 4 1/2 ton helicopters with 1600 horsepower whirling above their heads, pilots know time is of the essence. >> someone is involved in a
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very bad accident, seconds are critical. so if the pilot has to wait to readjust his eyes, especially when he is committed to making a landing, the seconds are critical. > pilots are taking aim at the people that would target them in the air with laser pointers. >> famous quote, houston, we have a problem. baltimore, we have a problem. >> six times in the last six weeks here in the baltimore area, pilots have become the target of the lasers. sergeant ron describes its effect as he hovered over western baltimore county pursuing an armed robber. >> i can tell you very disorienting. >> pilots decided to give us a first-hand look. >> you can shut the lights off. are you good? >> with the chopper submerged in darkness, you can see the green light bouncing on the pilot and reflecting off of shiny objects inside the cockpit. there's no mistake.
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>> you have your rate of climb, rate of decent. and then how fast the main blade is spinning. >> pilots can be blinded up to 30 seconds, making it difficult to guide their aircraft. >> you still have to watch all the instruments across the flight station and then have to land and then on top of all that, you are providing critical care to the patient and the medic that are in the back trying to save this person's life. >> at martin state airport, jeff hager, abc2 news. in the recent incident in western maryland, baltimore county, they say that they not only captured the armed robbery, but also directed officers on the ground to arrest that person that was aiming the laser pointer. now that person faces charges of wreckless endangerment, second-degree assault and misuse of a laser. all right, it is 9:30 right now. we want to go back to your two cents on today's hot topic. on the wmar facebook fan page,
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is a rock musical about the september 11 terror attacks in good taste? cody writes in, that was a very horrific day in history, i don't think a musical is a good idea. i don't see any poetic justice coming from this. >> katie writes, maybe this will help some folks heal. leave your comments and we'll share those comments throughout this morning's show. draw your attention to the screen, we have a treat. ranger jim daly is here joining us with jana white. how are you both? >> great. good morning. >> good morning. we are here to talk about a wonderful weekend. first of all, for those folks at home, why is it so important for us to recognize here? >> it is maryland's oldest
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holiday and it celebrates britain's victory over -- in baltimore. so it is important to remember that our national anthem that everybody sings was created here. >> and fort mchenry is the perfect place to celebrate all this. you have taken part in this weekend before. tell us about the festivities. there's a parade, music, what's it like? >> it is absolutely fabulous. on friday there will be a parade and young defenders day, so a lot of child directed activities. there will be wooden muskets and teaching them games as well inside the tavern tent. on saturday, there will be cannon firings, a concert. it's going to be amazing. >> kids love that. you know, i think adults will love it, too. you had so much information. there's so much that we don't know about the american flag, about this period in time. so kind of walk us through some of the things you brought in and tell us about the size of
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how immense this flag is. >> what we have here is one stripe of that huge flag that he saw the morning after the battle. this stripe is 2 feet wide. the star measures 2 feet point to point. sot flag was 30 feet in height and 42 feet in length and we'll have a full sized replica of that flag flying over fort mchenry saturday night when we have that huge star spangled extravaganza. a concert by the u.s. naval academy. drums of fort mchenry. fireworks, the evening program is free. if you want to come during the day and have your children walk through the camps, see and help with the flag change, talk to the soldiers, kids are free and adults are just $7. >> that's a good deal. >> for american history and for a local event, absolutely. >> now you guys are out there a lot. do you think about, especially when you see the size of the
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flag, what frances must have been thinking when he wrote this song? we are used to seeing them on a smaller scale. do you think about that? >> definitely. i do a lot of downtown tours for the baltimore heritage area. when i come back and see that big 30 by 42-foot flying on the pole, it brings tears to my eyes. it's so inspiring. >> you think of our national anthem as frances took a photograph the morning after the battle. some of the most famous photographs in american history are of the flag being raised or carried. saturday we celebrate the anniversary of 9/11 as well and think of how inspiring the photograph of those firefighters was raising the flag over the rubble? that's what he saw, the huge flag being raised in defiance of the greatest military might in the world. baltimore had saved the nation and itself. and we celebrate that every time we sing the national anthem. >> you know, i'm glad you brought that up. somebody said this is a hard
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weekend to go out and go to a festival, but this is a great way to celebrate america and think about september 11 and what it meant to this country. i'm glad you brought that up. you are going to be dressed up in this? kids are going to feel short next to you. >> it's the boots and the hat. but we'll have 150 sailors, drums and citizens. you are stepping back in time this weekend and learning not only about american history, but what would you be doing 196 years ago? what was it like in the military ofiester year versus today? we will have sailors from the uss fort mchenry with modern military vehicles and weapons and you'll be able to compare and contrast that to the weapons of 1814. >> all right, it is all happening this weekend. muskets, music, costumes, celebrations, you can't beat that. if you want information, dates, times, everything, you can go to our website. >> yes, the park service
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website, it has the list of special events and fireworks. >> thank you so much for coming in. you look great. stay with us, i feel like i'm hiding behind this drum. coming up next, if you enjoy a good cold beer on a nice day, you will want to stick around and hear about ads. how baltimore county is being featured for the country's oldest brewery. and also ahead, what exactly is the secret to dancing? fellas, you want to stick around for this. british scientists have something to say and it has to do with attracting the ladies. >> good morning, everyone. we are definitely dealing with lots of sunshine out there. we are dry and we also have the winds. let me show you what it looks like on maryland's most powerful radar. there's the dry skies. it's going to stay that way for a while, but check out what's going on with our current conditions. 64 degrees right now into north bay, but check out that gust of 27. frederick has a gust of 20 at
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the temperature of 63 and annapolis, 66 degrees, and they will stay that way as we go throughout the day. the sustained winds will be picking up as well, enhancing our fire danger. i'll talk more about that coming up and your seven-day forecast. don't go anywhere.
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birthday, happy birthday. george randall is 15 today. two years ago from fairfax county, georgia. hope you love it here as much as we do. kionte from easten, maryland, turns 13 today. lookout. he is celebrating a birthday and kendra, she is celebrating her seventh birthday. at least you have an easy birthday to remember. if you are celebrating a birthday, we would love to know about it. e-mail all the information to so we can say happy birthday on the air. we all know folks around the area enjoy an icy cold beer now and again and where better to shoot a beer commercial than right here in our area? baltimore county serves as a backdrop for the set of beer commercials nationwide. abc2 news has the world premier. take a look.
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>> here's a rarity, people applauding a tv commercial. but these four beer commercials are unique because they were filmed right here in middle river in baltimore county. the agency of harrisburg created the spots and today at the tavern where one of the spots was filmed, they made their world premier. long beach owner, marion says it was a lot of fun and a lot of work. >> the two people here between the lighting and the staging and the actors and the people making the temperature of the beers. it was really a lot involved with it. >> the drive in theater was another backdrop. the director of the commercials, a californiaen had to be persuaded to shoot them here. >> he finally turned to me in his eastern european accent and said, okay, maybe you're right.
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we couldn't find this in california. >> why middle river? >> there's production expertise here. the scener attributes really appeal to a broad audience. >> officials and tourism leaders were celebrating a victory. so is the beer worth the hype? >> actually, it's the first that i have ever drank. it's really good. it's really good. i like the fact that it is american made. >> in middle river, abc2 news. >> several of the new ads will begin airing immediately and then we'll see the other ones over a period of time in the eastern sea board the next year. all right, it is that time of year when you have to get your pets ready for cooler weather. so the doctor is here to give us a quick lesson on pet grooming to keep those pets happy. if you are sitting at home, all you have to do is call us at
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410-377-8100. we'll be right back.
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[ mr. donovan ] fios is made for families like ours. we want to go back to your two cents on today's hot topic. we asked you, is the rock musical about the terror attacks of september 11 in bad taste? writes in, i think it is a disgusting idea of a 9/11
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musical. why would anyone want to relive that moment and set it to music? if you would like to share your thoughts, tell us what you think. go to our wmar facebook fan page. leave your comments on our facebook fan page. all right, i'm a big fan of dr. farimonte. >> first we want to talk to cindy. > cindy has a bit of a grooming question about her cat. what is your question? >> i want to know if there's a way to remove the clumps of kitty litter that accumulate between my cat's paws. >> yeah, there's a couple of ways. the easiest way is to put your cat's paw in some water and really saturate that clumping material and it will fall to the bottom of the bowl. maybe swish it around or clean it with your hand, that will usually knock off all of that litter. you can just use your hand, but i would recommend the water to
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collect that litter. you don't want that litter to go down the drain. it's also another good reason why you don't want to leave that litter on your cat's feet because if a cat is grooming and licks all of that litter off and cleans it off, that can ball up in cat's stomach and cause a problem. >> all right, cindy, thank you so much for calling in. >> and patrick is here as a good demonstration. >> there are hairs flying around the studio. this is a good time to do it, right? >> how to groom your pet and when to groom it. it's important to think about keeping your pet clean. you want to bathe them once a month if you can. cats maybe every three or four months. dogs once a month. you want to make sure you are using a good shampoo. >> how do you know what a good shampoo is? >> you need to check with your veterinarian. one that will cut all the oil and cut all of the grease. that oil has a tendency to smell. you also want one that will soothe a little bit. these shampoos have a little
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powder in them that will help soothe the skin and decrease scratching we see this time of year. you want to do that once a month for a dog. once every two or three months for a cat. clip your pet's toenails once a month, dog or cat, and it's a matter of getting clippers we have here and using the clippers on your pet's feet. you can do that with a dog or cat. >> i'm uncomfortable doing this. i'm worried about hurting my dog. you can take your dog to a vet. >> you can take it to a vet or a grooming parlor and they'll do it for you. because this is a touchy thing. you have to make sure you take the dead tissue off and not cut the blood vessel because the dog or cat will cry and get upset. most owners are leery of that, it's a matter of taking your pet in to your veterinarian or grooming parlor and they'll take care of it for you. >> 30 seconds left. what else do we need? >> the other thing with patrick, you want to make sure you use a nice comb and comb and brush patrick out once a
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week and if you do that once a week, that will help collect all the dead hair flying around the studio today. they really like it. it's enjoyable. it increases the circulation for the skin. it's good for the skin and gets see how much hair we got off of that in a few minutes? if you have a long haired dog, use one of the combs we have and you go gently through their coat. what this does is it gets rid of the mats and things we are seeing. this time of year, we are seeing a lot of animals that are dropping a lot of hair and it's important to use one of these to help get that hair out. >> all right, there you have it. thank you for coming in. good grooming tips. >> patrick did a good job. >> he did. we'll be right back. everybody i talk to who's seen our tv
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now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> good morning, everyone. it is thursday, we are getting closer to the weekend. but we have some cooler air. it's a nice day, but we are dry
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and we are also going to be a little on the windy side. let me start you off with what we're doing right now. the temperature into baltimore is 66 degrees. we like these yellows and greens. that means the cooler air is here. 56 into pittsburgh. charleston right now is at 55 degrees. so here is the moisture content. here your dew points and once those dew points get into the 40s, we are talking about dry air. when we hit the 50s, we are nice and comfortable. we are feeling it a little bit and when we hit the 70s, it's exactly what we are seeing. that's when you are feeling on the oppressive side. now we are going to couple this with the wind and that's why we are seeing the potential for more fires to spark up for today. winds have been picking up all morning long. right now into baltimore, these are sustained winds. more of the same into frederick and dc. haggerstown coming in at 10 and check out winchester, 18. close to a 20-mile sustained winds and the gusts are going to be more than that as we go
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throughout the day. 25 to 30 miles an hour. that is definitely possible. satellite and radar picking up on this canadian high that is trying to dive down into the area. that westerly flow with that dry air as well and there's the front that pushed through and then on the front side of it, that's where you are dealing with the warm and sultry weather. so this is what it looks like right now. we are looking at the tropics and all is clear, but you can see that tropical storm igor is out here. not really a threat right now to the united states. it's basically to the south of the islands as of now. we are looking at our forecast and showing a few clouds out here on this model. all in all, we will see plenty of sunshine as we go throughout the day today and even as we go into tomorrow and even saturday. so this is what it looks like. that temperature is coming in at 78 degrees. mostly sunny, mild, and breezy. by tonight, we will be clearer and cool. temperature right around 56 degrees and then tomorrow, that temperature is at 77. still mild, still breezy, and here's that seven-day forecast
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for you. as we start to improve, now i'm saying we are going to improve and i know you see rain on the forecast. we need the rain. the last time we saw rain was august 22 and it was only about .15. we'll take that and then after that, the sun comes back out on monday, tuesday, wednesday. not bad. >> not bad at all. all right, before we go. it's been said it's one of the rituals of dating, men and women dancing. i don't know if it's true, but turns out scientists say it is that men can really win a woman's heart on the dance floor. if he has the right moves. as abc2 news tells us, scientists have determined what exactly those moves are. >> presley. travolta. hammer. any man who can cut the rug will get attention from the ladies. look at swayze in dirty dancing. some english scientists finally figured out why. >> a bad dancer is someone who
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engages in very rigid movements. good dancers are guys who are making lots of variable movements. >> they know this because they made 19 dudes dance for their camera and 37 heterosexual women rated their grooves. named their favorite dance body parts. >> movement of the head, the neck, and the upper body that seemed to signify a good dancer. >> apparently good dancing demonstrates something called functional viability, which means you have good core strength, you are healthy and you are capable of having kids and raising them. >> you see it in nature, vulgar displays to prove -- >> we think exactly the same thing is happening in humans. >> down in the dance studio, they say confidence is actually the key. >> that's the basis of it. you are okay, you have swagger
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-- >> does it matter to you if i can dance? >> most of the time, yeah. >> what do you mean? you have gone out with bad dancers? >> yeah. >> so there is hope for all you guys out there with two left feet. and another thing, any clutz can be taught how to dance. abc news, london. >> i don't know. linette and i were saying, i don't know if any woman says he has the moves. >> i'm not buying that one. >> didn't work for me. >> thank you for joining us, we will be back tomorrow. jamie will join us for purple friday and we hope you join us, too. rachael ray is next. have a great day.
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